For optimum connectivity, install the router as close as possible to the dashcam. Mount the router securely below the dashboard to help protect against normal vehicle vibration, and off the floor to prevent moisture from entering. In addition, we recommend using a router enclosure box to protect the router from dust and moisture. To prevent battery drain, wire the router to ignition power. Use a 2 amp fuse on the line.
When installing the auxiliary camera closer to the router, use the five meter M12/RJ45 network extension cable. When installing farther from the router, use the twenty meter M12/RJ45 network extension cable.
The router must have:
support for Wi-Fi
enough LAN ports for the number of auxiliary cameras
9-28 VDC input voltage on the router itself, which may require removing the A/C adapter from the power cable
If removing the A/C adapter from the router's power cable, verify the polarity of the wires coming from the A/C adapter to identify the power and ground wires.
Any router with the above requirements should work. We have tested the following routers and found them compatible with our auxiliary cameras:
We recommend using a rugged router, as it will be installed in a dirty and vibrating environment. When using a non-rugged router, wire the power through a relay to provide stabilized voltage.
To connect the camera to a router:
Most M12 network cables are rated IP67. Any connections that are outside the vehicle cabin should be protected by automotive grade conduit. This is not supplied with the auxiliary camera.
Prior to installing the router, verify the polarity of the router's power cable.
This installation must be performed by a qualified or professional person. Working with your vehicle's power system can be dangerous. Consult a professional for guidance.
Connect the M12/RJ45 network extension cable to the auxiliary camera.
The network extension cable comes in five or twenty meters.
Connect the M12/RJ45 network extension cable to a LAN port of the router.